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rally in radford. we're hours away from donald trump's visit to radford university. we've got live reports and the "we're in a lot of trouble if we keep doing what we're doing now, under barack obama. you generation to ever inherit a country thats worse off than your parents" marcio rubio stops in salem, continuing his war of words with donald trump and we're expected to learn new information in a deadly officer involved
good morning, it's monday, february 29th! every 4 years, february gets an extra day, so make the most of it! thanks for starting your morning with good day virginia. i'm january keaton. and i'm kyle benjamin. wfxr news is your local election headquarters. voters in 11 more states will jump into the primary game tomorrow morning. but first-- another candidate stumps in southwest virginia. donald trump will stop today in radford...and speak at radford university. the rally starts at noon at the dedmon center on campus.this is trump's second stop in the commonwealth in the last seven days. you can watch trump's speech on our website...virgini a first dot com. wfxr's paris holmes is at radford university this morning. she's got more details on trump's visit to southwest virginia. good morning guys, doors open here at radford university's dedmon center at 10am. the event itself is
parking is limited so university officials suggest visitors carpool or use other modes of transportation. those attending today should be aware that backpacks, bottles, and cans are not allowed. also they say signs are allowed but they cannot be on sticks or poles. as you mention trump is making this appearance ahead of tomorrow's primary voting. and according to the latest polling trump is leading in the commonwealth with 37% of the vote among republican primary voters, followed by rubio with 22%, then cruz with 17%, and kaisch and carson around 7%. there are several subjects trump could speak about today. later on we'll try and talk to some students to see what they what to here from this republican presidential candidate.in
more than 23 hundred people packed the bast center on the campus of roanoke college in salem to see marco rubio. the florida senator spoke for around 30 minutes, first focusing on his foe-- donald trump. after highlighting the shortcomings of his republican and democratic rivals, rubio discussed his platform for change. the biggest approval from the crowd came when rubio talked about defending the constitution, protecting second amendment rights, and keeping suspected and convicted terrorists out of the country. "we're in a lot of trouble if we keep doing what we're doing now, under barack obama. you are going to be the first generation to ever inherit a country thats worse off than your parents" rubio says he was saving the best for last with the late night stop
commonwealth. rubio's campaign is expected to hit atlanta, knoxville, and oklahoma city later today. hillary clinton is far ahead of bernie sanders in three key states ahead of super tuesday. that's according to a new wall street journal poll released sunday night.the poll shows clinton leading nearly two to one in texas, georgia, and tennessee.those three states are among the 11 with primary elections tommorrow. clinton heads in to super tuesday with back to back primary wins...her most recent in south carolina saturday. a cold front will cross the mid atlantic region today...movingthrough the mountains this morning...then east of the blue ridgeby afternoon. weak high pressure moves in tonight...followed by another stronger cold front
roanoke county. this was the scene friday night at walgreens on brambleton avenue. police say a man was waving a gun in the parking lot while wearing a bandana over his face. authorities confronted him and ended up opening fire. the man later died at the hospital. we'll bring you any new information at virginia first dot-com and on wfxr news first at ten. people in appomattox county are still recovering after last weeks e-f-3 tornado with help from volunteers. here's what's happening there by the numbers--820 meals served on saturday.189 volunteers visited 2 hundred homes. they covered 19 roofs. vdot will pickup debris like brush and tree limbs -- until march 15th. the county will handle garbage pickup- but you'll need to take large pieces of debris to the county landfill. for details on how the trash pickup works- head to our website- virginia first dot com. and while volunteers are helping take care of physical needs...others are focusing on
needs---wfxr's charlie cooper visited evergreen baptist church sunday--- she shows us how the congregation is doing what it can to help its neighbors...and the helpers. 00:01:00-00:05:0000:5 1:12-1:17 this past week evergreen baptist church has served as somewhat of a service center allowing volunteers and disaster relief workers to come a break. the paster says throughout all this he's been trying to restore a sense of normalcy back into the commujity. one the reasons he decided to still hold sunday service. inside of evergreen baptist church --voices and hands lift in worship. the church is one of the only things still standing after a tornado ripped through the community surrounding it.it could have been so much worse and we want to take some time and say lord thank you.their service is a way to help people cope with the tragedy.just coming into the area is going to be traumatic so were going to talk through a little bit of that of how not to hold in those emotions but share them. for people like mike floyd whose family lost everything-- this ministry means the world. the people here are unlike people in most communities-- they come together. the stuff that we have out there it's just stuff. we're left here on this earth as christians to share that love and show that love. we're just overwhelmed with the level of support that came in so i just want to thank everybody for that. thankful that they have each other to
have you ever dreamed of keeping a small flock of chickens? well, this morning's ag life report is for you! the virginia cooperative extension is hosting a workshop for beginning poultry growers tuesday, march 8th at six p.m. those attending will be taught about nurtition, egg and meat safety, and management. if you are interested in the class, we have details on our website at virginiafirst dot com, just click on the ag life tab. they may look like the regular farm pig- but its notas nicole garcia shows
some...the next best thing to a dog. :21-:26 :53-1:03 for these micropig owners...having them as pets, is a walk in the park. they do well in strollers...fit into dog clothing...and some even let you paint their hooves. they don't bark... they snort...and they don't wimper... they squeal...and unlike popular belief...not all pigs stink or like to roll in the mud.heller says: "they get a bad rap for that they are one of the cleanest animals they use a litter box and they get a bath." micropigs can be house trained, just like dogs and cats. and owners say...they can also form bonds.heller says: "they're very social very loving she just likes to be held and riding around with me we go to ball games with my sons team." of course they do like to eat...mainly pig pellets...fruits and vegetables. they live longer than most domestic animals... about 15-20 years.thomas says: "i wanted a pig bc of one their long life spans and im pretty allergic to most animals and pigs are hypoallergenic with them having hair and not fur." mclaughlin says: "micropigs are actually amazing pets." veterinarians say micropigs require vaccinations and routine maintenance, just like traditional pets. they are prone to obesity and can have sensitive skin. but for the most part...they're good around kids.mclaughlin says: "they're very very intelligent animals and pick up things quite easily." and you can even teach a pig ...to do some
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shelter dogs rescued from slums and abandoned lots around sao paulo, brazil have been trained as ball dogs for the brazil open tournament. their job? to retrieve tennis balls that went out of bounds during the matches. they didn't like the "giving back" part as much as the "getting the ball" part. a local shelter hopes to raise awareness with this
a cold front will cross the mid atlantic region today...movingthrough the mountains this morning...then east of the blue ridgeby afternoon. weak high pressure moves in tonight...followed by another stronger cold front late tuesday into wednesday.. good morning, it's monday, february 29th! thanks for starting your morning with good day virginia.
the polls will open for super tuesday in a little more than 24 hours...and republican front runner donald trump is under fire for his response to a controversial endorsement.on the other side, hillary clinton is now focusing beyond bernie sanders, saying she's looking forward to debating any of the republican candidates. fox's mike emanuel has more from the campaign trail. on the day g-o-p frontrunner donald trump received his first senate endorsement by alabama's jeff sessions.. the billionaire candidate -- now getting criticism for his response after former k-k-k leader david duke voiced support for trump. trump says: "honestly, i don't know david duke. i don't believe i've ever met him. i'm pretty sure i didn't meet him and i just don't know anything about him." trump later tweeted about duke saying quote " i disavow"... and back in two- thousand trump did mention duke's name in a new york times op-ed he wrote calling duke part of the - quote - "fringe element." but, critics say trump has not strongly denounced duke.rubio: "we can not be a party that nominates someone who refuses to condemn white supremacists" meantime, candidates in both parties are now focused on this week's "super tuesday" contests.cruz says: "there is no doubt that if donald steamrolls through super tuesday, wins everywhere with big margins, that he may well be unstoppable. i don't think that'll happen."rubio says: "i believe a first-rate con artist is on the verge of taking over the party of lincoln and reagan"trump says: "i call him little marco" trump says: "he's very nasty guy. so is ted cruz, by the way." trump says: "they're establishment guys. and as far as, you know, the con man, it was very insulting, because
unbelievable company." on the democratic side...hillary clinton now attacking g-o-p candidates and largely ignoring rival bernie sanders. clinton says: "america has never stopped being great, our task is to make america whole" clinton beat sanders by some fifty points in south carolina saturday.sanders says: "i think we got a real shot at minnesota. i think we got a shot at colorado, oklahoma, massachusetts and vermont so we're looking to the future, not looking back." the latest polling shows clinton and trump with the super tuesday lead. but, trump does trail texas senator cruz in the lone star state, with 155 delegates up for grab. in nashville, tn,
super tuesday and the march primaries carry plenty of weight in deciding who becomes the nominee from each party. so how much weight does virginia carry?there are 49 republican delegates,95 democratic delegates, plus 15 superdelegates at stake.a new public poll projects donald trump and hillary clinton to win in virginia. other key states in super tuesday primaries include:alabama, georgia, tennessee, texas, and vermont. the polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on super tuesday. if you're looking for information on where you can vote, head to our website virginia first dot-com. one other important note: under virginia law, voters are required to bring a photo id to the polls. a cold front will cross the
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here's a look at how much you'll pay to fill up. the average price of gas holding at one-dollar-and-seventy-five- cents a gallon today. prices are down seven-cents from this time last month. here in virginia, you're looking at the average to be around a dollar-55. j-c penney is living up to its name with its newest campaign.the retailer says it will start offering certain items in its private label collections for just one cent.the campaign runs all year with j-c penney rolling out other items for a penny throughout the year.the company hopes its new promotion will help it climb out of the hole it found
in the meantime, another retailer is changing its coupon policy. macy's will no longer accept coupons for clearance items. the chain has long been known for its stackable dollar and percent-off coupons, said coupons would still apply to full-price and sale items. a macy's spokesperson said clearance items will still be deeply discounted. the change is an effort to make the shopping experience easier for customers. 4th of july, columbus day, presidents day, black friday, cyber monday--- labor day...all days for retail deals... but lets not forget february 29th! today---some retailers are rolling out leap day deals. leap day comes every four years. it's the day on which the universe realigns itself with our clocks and calendars. and this year retailers are hoping the occasion syncs up with your spending dollars. gibbons says: you've got promotions, specials, special events, giveaways, two for one